“Abib” is a Hebrew word that describes ripening barley not yet fully mature, still green, but the seed heads have formed. In the month of ripening barley, then, the Lord God brought Israel out of Egypt. What are we to observe in that month? If you read the rest of Torah, you discover that Passover is to be observed in the month of Abib. We are to remember that we were once slaves in the kingdom of darkness, er, I mean, Egypt, and that God has delivered us from there into the kingdom of Heaven, er, I mean, Israel. The night He did this, was the night we applied the blood of the Passover Lamb to the doorposts of our hearts, er, I mean, our houses. We observe this feast as it is written every year, and give praise and thanksgiving to God for His deliverance. Abib barley was just discovered yesterday in Israel, and the new moon marking the start of the next month is due tomorrow … which makes this month, the month of Abib. Fourteen days from the new moon, we will be celebrating our Passover!